Now we get into the first installment of the “Jedi Tech” series, showing simple ways of applying ancient wisdom to our technological world of Today. Grounding, or Earthing, is the practice of connecting to planet Earth by walking barefoot on bare earth to harmonize the biological cycles of the human body. Join us as we explore three different easy ways to remain Grounded as we lift off to Explore the Universe.
Grounding is a practice of connecting the human body to planet Earth. For most of human history, men and women regularly worked and played outdoors, in direct contact with the earth. Today we live in a world of technology, living mostly indoors and wearing shoes when we go outside.
Walking barefoot on bare earth is the simplest way to ground the human body. Most people feel good walking along a beach with bare feet. More than simply a placebo effect, the pleasure of walking barefoot is scientific. The human body receives electrons from the earth which can help the body deal with pain and reduce inflammation.
The mental and emotional stress of fast-paced life today causes many people to have trouble sleeping. Sleep cycles are guided by the circadian rhythm of the human body, with regular highs and lows of melatonin correlating with night and day. Stress, combined with the electromagnetic fields created by electronic devices, leads many people into a state of depression. In this electrically-depressed state, emotions lack vigor and life lacks taste. Re-connecting to the energy of Earth is a confirmed way to restore vitality to the body.
Juil is a shoe company that has made lines of footwear for men and women with copper pieces connecting the toes and heel of your foot to the earth below, enabling a healthy electrical ground to the body as we walk down our various paths of Life. Bypassing the insulated rubber of modern shoes is another way to maintain the benefits of grounding when walking barefoot becomes inconvenient.
Other materials that conduct electricity can be used inside the home to create a grounding effect while working inside or sleeping. Some companies make simple mats for your feet under the computer desk, yoga mats for athletic benefit, and mattress sheets for improving the quality of sleep.
Try it yourself! Walk barefoot on bare earth a few minutes each day. Notice the state of your emotions and the quality of your sleep. Health is a simple thing to keep when we listen to the cues provided by our own bodies. See what grounding can do for you and let us know your experience!